French toast is an excellent, hearty breakfast perfect for vegan and non-vegan alike. But this vegan banana-nut french toast recipe is something else. The slices of bread are soaked in a batter made with ripe bananas, brown sugar, cinnamon, and plant-based milk.
This french toast recipe goes perfectly with fresh sliced fruit or peanut butter on top. Plus, it’s even better topped with maple syrup. Check out the recipe below to learn how to make vegan banana nut french toast!
What is french toast
French toast is a breakfast dish made by soaking a piece of bread in beaten eggs then pan-frying it in butter or oil. Many cultures have variants on french toast; it may be served as a dessert with toppings such as powdered sugar or syrup, combined with fruits such as bananas and strawberries, or served alongside savory items such as bacon. In some cases, cinnamon or sugar is added to the flavor and sweetened. This recipe is for vegan french toast.
Choose Your Bread
French toast originated in France as a way to use stale bread. Though it’s essential to use a good-quality loaf of bread for any toast, you may need to be incredibly picky when making vegan french toast.
For example, many gluten-free slices of bread may be too crumbly for a successful vegan french toast experience. Look for a piece of bread that can hold its shape when soaked. This recipe is perfect for sandwich bread that’s a bit dry or Ezequiel bread made with whole grains and legumes.
Add Bananas to the mix
For a vegan take on a classic, swap regular milk for non-dairy alternatives: soy milk, almond milk, or even oat milk works perfectly here. Not only will you avoid cholesterol and animal fats, but you’ll also add all the healthy benefits of bananas.
how to make vegan banana nut french toast
To make the batter, you just have to put all your ingredients in the blender, soak both sides of the slice of bread in the banana batter, and then fry on a single layer on a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat coated with butter.
🔥 Important note 🔥 It is really important to use a non stick pan or griddle when making this vegan banana french toast as the coating could stick really easyily to the bottom. This is not your basic french toast recipe so it is important to use a tablespoon of butter or oil to coat the pan each time you add a slice of bread.
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How to serve the best french toast
Serve the vegan banana-nut french toast by stacking several bread slices, add chopped walnuts maple syrup, and if you wish, sprinkle some cinnamon to finish. It would also be fantastic with some freshly sliced banana on top or even fresh berries.
Frequently asked questions
Can I make this ahead? Yes. Place each slice of french toast on a single layer over a baking sheet and place it in the oven at a 170ºF temperature.
Banana-nut French toast
- 1 blender
- 2 bananas
- 1½ cups almond milk
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 8 slices of bread I use bread EZEKIEL
- Neutral oil or butter flavor balance Earth
- maple syrup to serve
- 1/2 cup walnuts walnuts
- banana slices to serve
- Blend the two bananas with almond milk, sugar and cinnamon.
- Pour the mixture into a shallow dish and dip each slice of bread in it.
- Heat the pan over medium-high heat with a tablespoon of oil or butter and put the slice of bread, flip when golden.
- To serve, cut a few slices of banana and place them on the bread and drizzle with maple syrup and finish with the choppd w
Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
This recipe appeared first on Ale Cooks in 2015.